The Mediator: Determining a Fair Raise for Workers?

Author:

Jonathan Osler

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Averages, Mean, Median, Mode

Justice Issues:

Low-Wage Labor, Unions, Compensation, Workers Rights, Financial Exploitation

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Description:

In this simulation, students assume the role of a mediator helping to determine what is a fair raise for a group of workers. They investigate different ways to calculate averages and how people from varying perspectives (management, union, etc) might choose one method over another to arrive at a desired outcome that justifies their perspective.